MediaTek Reveals the First Confirmed Dimensity 9000 Phones

MediaTek Reveals the First Confirmed Dimensity 9000 Phones

MediaTek launched its flagship Dimensity 9000 chipset last month, and has now followed up by confirming the first manufacturers set to use the chip in flagship phones next year: Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, and Honor.  The first devices will go on sale some time in the first quarter of 2022 – so, potentially, as soon as January – though only … Read moreMediaTek Reveals the First Confirmed Dimensity 9000 Phones

‘Supercharged’ Snapdragon 8x Chip On the Way

‘Supercharged’ Snapdragon 8x Chip On the Way

Qualcomm only just announced its latest flagship phone chip, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, but it’s now confirmed plans to expand its premium tier with 8+ and 8x chips. The 8+ is no surprise – Qualcomm has followed its last few flagships with over-clocked ‘+’ versions, but it’s welcome to get confirmation that we will … Read more‘Supercharged’ Snapdragon 8x Chip On the Way

The Best Christmas Tech Deals in the UK & US

The Best Christmas Tech Deals in the UK & US

Black Friday 2021 wrapped up as 26 November came to a close, but that doesn’t mean end of year deals and sales have ended. So don’t despair if you haven’t yet finished your holiday shopping before Christmas, as Christmas sales are now arriving! In fact, you can still pick up Cyber Monday (or Cyber Week) … Read moreThe Best Christmas Tech Deals in the UK & US

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is Qualcomm’s Answer to the Dimensity 9000

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is Qualcomm’s Answer to the Dimensity 9000

Meet the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the latest flagship mobile chipset from Qualcomm. Announced at this year’s Snapdragon Tech Summit in Hawaii, the 8 Gen 1 is the first in a new line of high-end 8-series smartphone platforms, as well as Qualcomm’s first chip to adopt a 4nm manufacturing process and this year’s new Armv9 … Read moreSnapdragon 8 Gen 1 is Qualcomm’s Answer to the Dimensity 9000

Dimensity 9000, OnePlus 10 Pro & Black Friday

Dimensity 9000, OnePlus 10 Pro & Black Friday

Alright, fine – we said we wouldn’t do a Black Friday episode, but here we are. But it’s only the one segment, OK? Before that, we’ll chat through the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 – announced just hours after last week’s pod. This is the new flagship chip from Qualcomm’s biggest rival, and for the first time … Read moreDimensity 9000, OnePlus 10 Pro & Black Friday

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Launch

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Launch

The Snapdragon Tech Summit is nearly here, and all eyes are on Qualcomm as it launches its next flagship smartphone chipset, currently rumoured to be called the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 – though we’ll find out for sure soon enough. After going virtual last year, the Snapdragon Summit is back to an in-person event in … Read moreSnapdragon 8 Gen 1 Launch

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Name, Launch, Specs & Phones Rumours

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Name, Launch, Specs & Phones Rumours

Qualcomm’s vice-like grip on the Android chipset market may be loosening in the face of growing pressure from MediaTek on one side, and phone manufacturers keen to make their own silicon on the other, but it’s undoubtedly still the major player when it comes to flagship Android chips, and the next Snapdragon is likely to be … Read moreSnapdragon 8 Gen 1 Name, Launch, Specs & Phones Rumours

Qualcomm Reveals New Names for Next Snapdragon Phone Chips

Qualcomm Reveals New Names for Next Snapdragon Phone Chips

Ahead of the company’s annual Tech Summit event, where it’s expected to unveil the next generation of its flagship smartphone chipset, Qualcomm has today announced a revamp to its branding. Going forwards, Snapdragon smartphone chipsets will use a simplified single-digit naming system with generation numbers. This should be cleaner, while still emphasising the company’s four … Read moreQualcomm Reveals New Names for Next Snapdragon Phone Chips

Snapdragon 898 Has A Rival

Snapdragon 898 Has A Rival

Chipset giant MediaTek has unveiled its new flagship smartphone chipset, the Dimensity 9000 – and it’s the company’s first that boasts specs likely to match the upcoming update from its big rival Qualcomm. On paper, the Dimensity 9000 is a top-tier System on Chip (SoC) in every respect. It’s the first smartphone chip to be … Read moreSnapdragon 898 Has A Rival

Snapdragon 898/895 Release Date, Specs & Phones Rumours

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Name, Launch, Specs & Phones Rumours

Qualcomm’s vice-like grip on the Android chipset market may be loosening in the face of growing pressure from MediaTek on one side, and phone manufacturers keen to make their own silicon on the other, but it’s undoubtedly still the major player when it comes to flagship Android chips, and the next Snapdragon is likely to be … Read moreSnapdragon 898/895 Release Date, Specs & Phones Rumours

Arm’s New Armv9 Cortex CPUs & Mali GPUs Revealed

Arm’s New Armv9 Cortex CPUs & Mali GPUs Revealed

Arm has revealed the latest generation of its Total Compute Solution, including the new Armv9 Cortex CPUs and Mali GPUs that will in turn go on to power chips from the likes of Apple, Qualcomm, and Samsung. These new cores will form the starting point for the next generation of chipsets to power phones, laptops, … Read moreArm’s New Armv9 Cortex CPUs & Mali GPUs Revealed